Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Color Play

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the August edition of the Papertrey Ink Color Play! I have a fabulously fun card to share with you featuring this month's color palette, but I have one thing I'd like to say first.



Did you see the announcement in today's newsletter? Let me begin by mentioning that I have been a Papertrey Ink fan since way back in the beginning, so this design team position is a total dream come true. I'm seriously still pinching myself. I couldn't believe it when Nichole asked me to join the release team and, frankly, I'm still sort of waiting for her to tell me she sent that email by mistake. I truly appreciate this opportunity and I want to thank Nichole, Julie, and Jane for giving me a shot.

Laura Bassen is leaving some major shoes to fill and I'm going to miss her (and her rainbows) so, so, so much. I wish her the very best of everything for ever and ever.

I'm going to move on before I start gushing (more) or telling you about that one time I met Nichole and accidentally got makeup all over her bright white cardigan because it was August in Orlando and my face was melting off. That would be an embarrassing story to share, so I'm not going to do it. Heh. I'm really excited and I hope you're all excited too.

How about we get on to a card now, eh?

Here's the inspiration photo we're using this month:

This image comes to us from Sally's Baking Addiction and is just about the most wonderful mix of playful and sophisticated that I can imagine. I can’t help but smile when I look at the cheerful colors in this bouquet. I thought it might be fun to switch up the typical primary colors and use this palette to create a back-to-school card for a teacher. I also wanted to share how you can use L'Shanah Tovah in your school time creations. I'd considered using the apple on a teacher card during the countdown, but ultimately decided that Rosh Hashanah deserved my full attention and I could always show this option later. So here we are!

Seeds Of Knowledge Card

I began by die cutting a Tipped Tops shape (the largest one) from white cardstock. I stamped the notebook paper pattern with the Journal Accessories stamp set using Aqua Mist and Orange Zest inks. I thought the Orange Zest in this application was a fun twist. I continued by using the Moments Inked: Edged die to add the spiral detail to the edge. I stamped the sentiment from Seeds of Knowledge using Smokey Shadow and then filled in the center with the apple from L'Shanah Tovah using Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise (the seeds; they're a little hard to see), and New Leaf inks.

Seeds Of Knowledge Close Up

Next, I stamped a Summer Sunrise card front with a variety of images from Circle Scribbles in Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise inks. I tied a baker's twine bow around my notebook paper piece and mounted the panel to the card front with foam tape. All in all it's a fairly simple card and would be a breeze to put together for your kiddo's new teachers.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I'll see you again very soon! So long!

Stamps: L'Shanah Tovah, Journal Accessories, Seeds Of Knowledge, Circle Scribbles - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tipped Tops Die, Moments Inked: Edged Die - Papertrey Ink; Green Apple Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch


Connie G said...

Congratulations Lizzie! I love love your designs and projects. You are always thinking outside the box and come up with projects that blow me away!! I know you will do great!!

June K said...

Congratulations, Lizzie. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Cindy H. said...

A BIG congratulations on your appointment to the PTI DT!!! I have always loved your designs and thought you should be on the DT...and now you are! Yay!

Diana K said...

Huge congratulations to you, Lizzie! So happy for you and so well deserved. P.S. Sweet card; love the edged detail.

Gina said...

Yay, Lizzie!!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!!!

Roxann said...

Congratulations!!! I am SO EXCITED for you! Can't wait to see what you and your "creativeness" have in store for us!

Unknown said...

You go girl! :-)

Kathy Mc said...

WOWZER, Lizzie, you've got big shoes to fill...but I have all the faith in the world you can do it. You not only do a fabulous job with the PTI Newsletter but also with your creative genes. Look at all the cool cards, stamps and dies you've designed plus your MIM videos. You rock, Lizzie!

Joan B said...

was so happy to see your DT gig in the newsletter. That is awesome for you and PTI. I so admire how you have taken your life as customer to stamp designer and now DT too. YOU ROCK.

see mary stamp said...

Warmest congratulations on the Design Team announcement. I love your projects, your stamp and die products and especially your blog posts. Looking forward to seeing even more from you now. Wishing you all the best in this new role.